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They discover new sections of the Vergina wall

They discover new sections of the Vergina wall

An excavation by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) at the archaeological site of Vergina, has uncovered an exceptional fortification structure surrounding the ancient city of Macedonia. According to a University announcement, the architectural elements of the site indicate that its origin dates back to the reign of Casandro, in the 3rd century BC.

Divers and archaeologists try to recover objects from the Lusitania

Divers and archaeologists try to recover objects from the Lusitania

Today, a team of divers and archaeologists will try to recover a series of objects from the remains of the Lusitania, the ship sunk by a German submarine in 1915, where 1,200 lives were lost. Two ships, divers and two archaeologists are involved in the operation, where it is hoped to be able to recover the telemotor and a series of telegraphs, the needles of which would indicate the state of the engine when the ship was sunk.

2,000-year-old Mayan queen's body found

2,000-year-old Mayan queen's body found

The skeleton of a Mayan queen, with her head mysteriously placed between two plates, is one of the treasures found in a 2,000-year-old rodent-infested tomb at the Nakum ruins in Guatemala. Jade necklaces, beads and ceremonial knives They were also discovered in the grave, found under another grave of a 1-year-old boy.

2,000-year-old tomb found in Turkey

2,000-year-old tomb found in Turkey

Workers on a Turkish highway in the city of Kutahya unexpectedly stumbled upon a 2,000-year-old grave. The skeleton's shoes and socks were also found. Museum Director Metin Turktuzun said burial chambers more than 2,000 years old were found.

Stone houses from Spanish times unearthed in the Philippines

Stone houses from Spanish times unearthed in the Philippines

To conclude its three years of archaeological excavations of Spanish-era stone house ruins in San Juan, Batangas, the University of the Philippines Diliman Archaeological Studies Program (UP-ASP) carried out a rigorous excavation of the second of the two Spanish stone age houses located in Barangay Pinagbayanan (meaning "where the ancient city once stood"), Philippines.

The fire at Triangle Waist Company

The fire at Triangle Waist Company

On March 25, 1911, a tragedy occurred in New York, remembered today, known as the Triangle Waist Company fire, in which 146 women, mainly Jewish and Italian immigrants, died, becoming one of the most important events that promoted the day that is celebrated today, International Women's Day.

The first dinosaur tracks are discovered in Angola

The first dinosaur tracks are discovered in Angola

Portuguese paleontologist Octavio Matus discovered the first dinosaur tracks in Angola during an international archaeological expedition to that country this summer. The paleontologist told a Lusa news agency that the footprint "is believed to have belonged to a sauropod that lived during the Lower Cretaceous period, approximately 128 million years ago."

UNESCO will help Egypt restore its heritage

UNESCO will help Egypt restore its heritage

During a meeting this week at the offices of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), UNESCO cultural director Tamara Twinasky announced UNESCO's full collaboration with SCA to restore and preserve Egyptian archaeological sites that are inscribed on the List of Antiquities. World Heritage since 1979.

Oxford University wants help deciphering Egyptian papyri

Oxford University wants help deciphering Egyptian papyri

Members of the public are being consulted to help decode papyri, with the aim of finding fragments of the lost gospels, works of literature and letters on everyday life in ancient Egypt in a new project launched by the University of Oxford. The AncientLives project launching today is putting hundreds of thousands of images of papyrus fragments written in Greek online.

Roman shipwreck discovered off the coast of Albania

Roman shipwreck discovered off the coast of Albania

A research team made up of American and Albanian archaeologists has found this week, at a depth of 50 meters, a Roman ship dated between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. According to archaeologists, the discovery of the 30-meter-long ship with more than 300 ceramic amphoras (used as on-board containers), sheds new light on the ancient population of the southern Illyrian coast and its trade relations in the Mediterranean.

Ethnography and production of anthropological knowledge

Ethnography and production of anthropological knowledge

Today we present a very interesting book: «Ethnography and production of anthropological knowledge«, edited by Yasmine Musharbash and Marcus Barber who were inspired by the work he did with the aborigines of Australia Nicolas Peterson, who was a mentor for all the young generations of Anthropologists for their commitment to ethnographic field work.

3,5000 Punic coins found on the coast of Sicily

3,5000 Punic coins found on the coast of Sicily

Divers who were making an inventory of the underwater archaeological sites off the coast of Pantellería, an island in the Strait of Sicily, between that island and ancient Carthage (present-day Tunisia), have found almost 3,500 Punic bronze coins. Inventory started in June, with divers exploring the sea off Cala Tramontana (east coast of Sicily), in order to create an itinerary for diving tourism.

Etruscan sacred site found in Italy

Etruscan sacred site found in Italy

Italian archaeologists claim to have discovered a sacred site where the Etruscans worshiped their gods and burned objects in their honor 3,000 years ago. The site is located on Mount Cimino, near Viterbo 50 km north of Rome Led by Professor Andrea Cardaelli, from La Sapienza University of Rome, a group of archaeologists have carried out excavations on the top of the mount during the last three years.

Germany refuses to return Nefertiti's bust once again

Germany refuses to return Nefertiti's bust once again

A new obstacle appeared for Egypt in its attempt to recover one of its most precious antiquities, when Germany again refused to return the famous bust of Nefertiti, which has now been in the Neues Museum in Berlin for decades. 3,300-year-old Nefertiti is at the top of the long list of treasured objects Egypt wants to return to its country, which, remember, was stolen in 1913 through the use of illegal documents.

25,000-year-old cave paintings found in Spain

25,000-year-old cave paintings found in Spain

Some 25,000-year-old cave paintings depicting horses and the work of man by man have been found in a cave in northern Spain, regional officials told Reuters.The red paintings were found by chance by archaeologists who were looking for signs of ancient settlements and they are very similar to those we can see in the Altamira Cave, discovered in 1879.

Cultural manifestations in Ancient Greece

Cultural manifestations in Ancient Greece

The cultural manifestations of Ancient Greece were centered mainly on man, it was an anthropocentric culture with quite rationalistic thinking, which was a great revolution and was the foundation of the way of thinking of Europeans throughout history It is impressive the series of incredible figures that a single city, Athens, has left us in all orders of art and culture: historians, playwrights, philosophers, speakers, sculptors, artists at all levels.

The drought caused the collapse of the Old Kingdom of Egypt

The drought caused the collapse of the Old Kingdom of Egypt

The Egyptians of the Old Kingdom were able to build the Pyramids of Giza and its great Sphinx, which still stand as a mere example of tenacity and skill in architecture. However, the fall of the Old Kingdom of Egypt may have been aided by a problem that we currently suffer from: drought.

Miocene insects found in Peru

Miocene insects found in Peru

Researchers in Peru said Tuesday they have discovered remains of ancient insects and sunflower seeds trapped in amber dating back to the Miocene, about 23 million years ago. The find was made in a remote region, Río Santiago, a mountainous jungle on the northern border with Ecuador, paleontologist Klaus Honninger told AFP.

Laos, the country that received the largest bombing in history

Laos, the country that received the largest bombing in history

We are in Laos, a country in Southeast Asia that borders Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Currently called Lao People's Democratic Republic, this sparsely populated nation witnessed and victimized the largest bombing known to man, information that went unnoticed thanks to the media and, in the opinion of some, misnamed the Vietnam War.

They use bacteria to restore seventeenth-century frescoes in Valencia

They use bacteria to restore seventeenth-century frescoes in Valencia

A multidisciplinary team of art experts and microbiologists from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, traveled to Italy in order to learn the Colalucci technique, cleaning with bacteria, in order to apply it to the seventeenth century frescoes made by Antonio Palomino in the Church of the Santos Juanes of Valencia.